Global Learning by Tim Allen, Middle School Science Teacher
The middle school students here at Hope have had an amazing opportunity for the last 3 months to take part in a global learning opportunity. Through the company Level Up Village, each student partnered with a student at a school across the world; 6th and 7th grades partnered with classes in India, and 8th grade partnered with students in Nigeria. They were tasked with researching and collaborating together to work towards researching global electricity access.
Each pair of partner students sent 3 video messages back and forth, learning about their ‘video pal’ and their life in a different country, as well as working on the same project.
Each student was given a solar powered light kit and asked to create a housing unit to turn that solar kit into a light source using CAD (computer aided design) software. After completing the design, every middle school student printed their design on one of Hope’s three 3D printers, and they reworked the design as necessary to fix any design flaws. They will then assemble their kit and it will be sent to an area where electricity access is lacking.
The goal of this process has been for each student to deepen their understanding of the overall global world and how their worldview isn’t the only one. They also have learned more about the daily life of students their same age across the globe. They also learned more about CAD software and 3D printing. It has been a blessing and honor to lead these students through this process and I pray they take these lessons with them throughout their life!
Auction Update – Hopecoming is 35 days away!!
Hopecoming invitations are coming home TODAY in yellow envelopes! Turn in your payment and RSVP cards “80’s style” to the school office, or modern-style – online. You can RSVP, enter your donations, sponsor a teacher, sponsor a table for 10, and preview our catalog on our auction website: Hope Lutheran School Hopecoming 2018
Remember to register all of your donations by filling out a procurement form or logging it online. DEADLINE for early-bird RSVP’s and all donations is March 30, 2018. PIP hours are still available for auction help – even if you only have an hour or 2, we can find a job for you! Join us tonight at Hope at 6pm for our planning meeting, or contact Heather Paar (email@example.com) to get involved!
Friday March 16 – 80’s Dress Friday!
Hopecoming is the 80’s themed auction for adults only, but students can show their school spirit by dressing in 80’s gear for our next free dress this Friday, March 16th. Encourage your parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends to attend the event so we can raise the money needed to build a new playground!
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Wed. 3/14: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Grade 1
Fri. 3/16: Free Dress Day 80’s Style / 7:30 PM 7th & 8th Grade Dance!
Wed. 3/21: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Grade 6
We have the following opportunities: Hopecoming Auction Planning help- still lots to do, Midwinter Dance, Co-Lead a Parents Night Out/Movie Night. Also, your PTH Board is anticipating vacancies for the following positions for the 2018/2019 school year: President, Member-at-Large.
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Track Coaches Needed!
Hope is on the search for a set of adults to help run our track team this upcoming season. Coaching is a great way for parents to become involved with the kids. It is also an opportunity to earn your PIP hours! Season runs from Mid-April until May 22nd and includes 4 Saturday meets and 1 Tuesday Meet. Positions and help needed are a head coach, throwing coach, long jump coach, and we also need help with event sign ups. Thanks to Joelle for being our day of coordinator! Please contact Tim Allen if you are interested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Dress Passes for Sale
Student Council is selling Free Dress Passes for a spring fundraiser. Individual passes for $5.00 each or a book of 5 passes for $20. Students may purchase a maximum of 5 passes (one book) and may be used any day. Proceeds will go towards the student council fund. Order forms are available in the office or online here.
Financial Aid Information for 2018-19 Academic Year
We partner with School and Student Services (SSS) for our financial aid process each year. Instructions for applying for financial aid at Hope Lutheran School are available by visiting sss.nais.org/parents. Our school’s SSS code is 179833. Due date for completing the Parents Financial Statement to SSS is April 30, 2018.
Survey Thank You
Hope Families – Thank you to each of the families who completed the recent survey for the Hope Board of Directors. With your feedback, we will be able to give better guidance to the Hope Church / School staff as they work to better meet your needs and increase total school enrollment. If anyone has any questions about the survey or would like to support any follow-on actions to better our institution do not hesitate to reach out to any member of the Board.
Spaghetti Dinner and Art Show Thank you
Thank you to all of the guests who came Friday night to the Spaghetti Dinner and Art Show in support of the East Coast Trip for 7th/8th grades. It was a huge success and our students enjoyed serving you! Also, a big thank you to our local artists who donated their art work to the show; it was amazing to see how many talented people we have in our Hope community.
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Mid-Week Lenten Services, Wednesdays at 7:00 P.M. – We gather for a short worship experience featuring traditional hymns, contemporary worship songs, and inspiring messages to take us deeper into Jesus’ amazing love.
Lenten Soup Suppers – Come to the Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays evenings for an informal meal of a variety of soups, green salad, and bread. It’s a wonderful way to connect! This Wednesday our Host Groups are the Hope School Staff.
Shipwrecked….Rescued by Jesus VBS is coming July 23-27, 2018!
This summer we will continue our awesome tradition of hosting VBS for the families of Hope and the community. Preschool children (age 4 by September 1 and potty trained) and those entering 5th grade in the fall are invited to register. Students entering 6th grade in the fall are invited to serve as volunteers. Being a part of the VBS team is a blast! Last year we had over eighty volunteers. Pray about how you can get involved this summer. Online registration for participants and volunteers is open at Hopeseattle.org. The registration fee is $25 and after May 1st is $30. Scholarships are available upon request.
It Starts at Home- Learning How to Confidently Teach Your Kid About God
Join us Sunday mornings 9:30-10:20 am in the school Multipurpose room for great discussion as we travel together in the journey of parenting! Sunday school & nursery are available for the kids. Click on the link below to see the trailer: